EPA Push Energy Efficiency to Cut Emissions

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have stated that energy efficiency is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect the environment.

The EPA has advised U.S. State agencies to turn to the best available control technology (BACT) to find cost-effective ways to cut emissions under the country’s Clean Air Act. They anticipate that this process will show that the most cost effective way for industry to reduce GHG emissions will be through energy efficiency.

The EPS’a assistant administrator for air quality Gina McCarthy, said

“EPA is working closely with its partners at the state and local levels to ensure permitting for greenhouse gases runs smoothly.

“To identify GHG reduction options, EPA and the states are now ready to apply the same time-tested process they have used for other pollutants. This shows that the Clean Air Act can be used to reduce these gases in a cost effective way,” she said in a statement.

In January 2011, industries that are large emitters of GHGs, and are planning to build new facilities or make major modifications to existing ones, will work with permitting authorities to identify and implement best available control technology to minimise their emissions.

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Friday 12th November 2010

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